November 05, 20111st2nd3rdFinal
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Scoring Summary
110:55BSUKelly, Rachael (Thurston, Mackenzie )
Goaltender SummaryMinGAENSv
BSUTomcikova, Zuzana60:000023
MSUButters, Danielle59:021031
Statistical ComparisonBSUMSU
Shots on Goal3223
Power Plays0-40-2
Tomcikova ties school wins record as BSU tops Minnesota State 1-0
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Tomcikova ties school wins record as BSU tops Minnesota State 1-0
MANKATO, Minn.- Zuzana Tomcikova (Sr., G, Bratislava, Slovakia) picked up her 33rd career victory to tie Bre Dedrickson for the program’s wins mark with a 1-0 Bemidji State victory over Minnesota State University Saturday evening. Rachael Kelly (Fr., F, Rosemount, Minn.) scored the lone goal for BSU in the first period to send the Beavers to their fourth WCHA victory as they improve to 7-3-2 (4-3-1-1 WCHA). Minnesota State falls to 5-7-0 (1-5-0 WCHA). BSU improves to 5-1-0 in games played on Saturday with the victory.

Tomcikova led the Beavers with 23 saves and picked up her second shutout of the year in Bemidji State’s 1-0 victory. The Beavers were led by Kristin Huber (Fr., F, Kelowna, British Columbia) and Sadie Lundquist (Jr., F, Cloquet, Minn.) each had four shots on goal.

Bemidji State appeared to get on the board right at the conclusion of a power play with 15:15 remaining in the first period off a blast from Mackenzie Thurston (Jr., F, Ottawa, Ontario) from the blue-line but the Beavers were called offside on the play negating the goal.

Kelly made up for Thurston’s missed opportunity later in the period as she took a slap shot from the top of the circle and fired it past Minnesota State goaltender Danielle Butters. Thurston won the face-off and played it directly to Kelly who fired it toward the goal. The goal was Kelly’s fifth of the season. Thurston picks up her fifth assist of the season.

BSU went into the break with a 1-0 advantage over the Mavericks after out-shooting Minnesota State 11 to seven in the first period. Huber, Marlee Wheelhouse (Sr., D, Crookston, Minn.) and Abby Williams (R-Jr., F, Alexandria, Minn.) each had two shots on goal in the opening frame.

Lauren Barnes had a chance to even the slate for Minnesota State midway through the second period as the Beavers struggled to get back after a flurry of opportunities on their offensive half of the ice. Barnes’ shot went off the crossbar and into the net as she failed to get it past BSU goaltender Tomcikova.

Minnesota State looked poised again to knot the score 1-1 at the 14:40 mark as the Beavers gave away the puck in their territory. Smith fired from the top the circle but Tomcikova came away with a great save to keep the score 1-0 in the advantage of Bemidji State.

Bemidji State maintained their 1-0 lead heading into the second period. The Beavers out-shot the Mavericks 12 to six in the second period upping their advantage to 23 to 13 for the game.

Minnesota State had a host of chances in the third period as they out-shot Bemidji State 10 to nine in the period but Tomcikova made stop after stop as the Beavers came away with the 1-0 decision.

MSU goaltender Butters finished with 31 saves as she allowed one goal but gets credited with the loss.

Bemidji State will next hit the ice as they head to Eveleth, Minn., next Thurs., Nov. 10 for the USA Hockey Hall of Fame game against Lindenwood University.